A Salutation Speech from the Nineteenth Century to the Twentieth
By Mark Twain
A Salutation Speech from the Nineteenth Century to the Twentieth (1900).
Taken down in shorthand by Mark Twain
"I bring you the stately matron called CHRISTENDOM -- returning bedraggled, besmirched and dishonored from pirate raids in Kiaochow, Manchuria, South Africa and the Philippines; with her soul full of meanness, her pocket full of boodle and her mouth full of pious hypocrisies. Give her soap and a towel, but hide the looking-glass."
Dec. 31, 1900.
Give her the glass; it may from error free her When she shall see herself as others see her.